Davine or Vivi as we call her, comes to us as an owner surrender. She is a happy go lucky girl who has taken no time to settle in to her foster home! She was shy at first but has blossomed so much so fast. She does have a wonky ear from a previously repaired hematoma but we think it just adds character!
From her foster momma:
She is a very sweet girl! In just a couple of week, she has gained a lot of confidence. She was very nervous & afraid of everything at first. She didn't know how to walk on a leash, or play with toys, or play with my Frenchie Remy. But she is smart & very curious, & having another dog around is teaching her a lot.
She has good energy - not too much but she's definitely lively & playful. She is chasing toys that we throw now, & playing with them, & starting to play more with Remy, although she's not totally sure about that yet.
She learns quickly. We are teaching her to sit before everything - treats, meals, going outside. She gets a treat (we say "cookie") every times she comes in after going potty, & she's very treat-motivated. She does jump a little, but we say "off" & she is learning that. She LOVES people - she's a velcro dog & also a licker, which we are discouraging. Remy has even shown her how good it feels to lay in the sun!
She's very quiet, too - an occasional bark but not much at all.
So far she's a bit of a picky eater. I feed mostly raw & homemade, & she doesn't really dig it lol - although she is getting better. And I think it's helping because she's not scratching or licking her paws like she was when she first got here.
I was a little concerned that she might resource guard, but so far she isn't. They've gotten in a couple of scuffles at feeding time, even though I feed them far apart, but nothing serious.
She is fully potty trained and will sit at the back door when she needs to go potty. she's definitely gotten more secure. She all but quit licking. Her appetite is great - she eats my wacky raw & homemade mix really well, her poops are nice & solid, she doesn't scratch or lick her paws nearly as much. Her walking is much much better, & honestly I haven't done much in the way of commands like heel or stay, etc. I'm sure she'll learn that sort of thing quickly, but she's still kind of a spaz outside - I can barely get her to pee on walks because she's so distracted by everything.
I haven't had her around kids, but I can't imagine she would be anything but gentle. She lets me take toys from her, stick my hand in her bowl, pick her up, anything. She's getting more & more comfortable with Remy - I think it's just a matter of her soaking up all the people attention she can get, so I think she'll continue to play with him more as time goes on.
I crate her at night - usually I have no trouble getting her to run right in as long as I have cookies, ha. And she sleeps perfectly all night, not a peep until I get her out. And sometimes she naps in it during the day.
Good With Dogs:
Good With Cats:
Good With Kids: